Why You Should Be Dabbing Live Resin
The anticipation is always the best part. Watch the timer run down to zero while a glob of golden wax that looks like a yellow diamond melted on the end of a dentist tool. The timer reads five and you pick up your tool, once it hits zero the waxy substance is dropped on hot quartz and now the party’s started. Throw on a cap, terpene filled smoke slingshots through the lungs, the heart starts racing and psychoactive waves flood through the nervous system. Sharp flavors tickle your throat and make your mouth salivate. Dabbing live resin might be the best way to enjoy concentrates at low temperatures. Let's count the ways live resin is turning the cannabis concentrate world on its head.
Good live resin starts like all high-quality cannabis concentrates do, by harvesting clean cannabis flower. After that is where things get frosty as the flower is flash-frozen to preserve the terpene profile at the height of its exposure. Once throughly frozen, hydrocarbons like butane or propane are run over the plants through a closed-loop extraction system; stripping the lipids, fats and other plant material away, leaving pure cannabinoids and terpenes. Once the oil is thrown in an oven to cook off all of the remaining solvents, you’re left with a finished product that packs incredible flavors and potency into little gram jars with rubber lids.
Live resin is evident as soon as your crack open the lid because an evident smell will creep into your nose. Live resin is one of the easiest extracts to pick individual terpenes out of an aromatic lineup like limonene, myrcene, and terpinolene. The texture is the other reason live resin is great for dabbing. It’s hard to get shatter to stay on a dab tool and sometimes saucier products like distillate will just drip and run right off while your quartz is cooling. Live resin is dense, wet, and sticky. This allows one to choose the perfect sized dab that will cling to just about any kind of dab tool in your arsenal.
The combination of high terpene and cannabinoid content ensures the entourage effect is activated giving the user the widest range of effects from its respective strain. All in all, live resin might be the most balanced of all cannabis extracts and is one of the best-priced dabs you’ll find in the concentrate cooler.
Legal Purchasing Limits for Cannabis Products
Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.
Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.